Taking Turns

Taking Turns Final_M. Sergel

“Your turn, Dad.”

Taking Turns starts with a simple action, an adult son telling his elderly father that it’s his turn to speak at the city council meeting.  This leads to the unveiling of the story about three generations of the Parson family.  Moving back and forth between the present and the past, we see the moments that have defined each of these people as they attempt to find out who’s turn is it to be the caregiver or cared-for. Taking Turns is for any adult suddenly finding themselves parenting a parent…or suddenly finding themselves being parented by their child. 3M/3W, simple set.

“There are only four kinds of people in the world.
Those who have been caregivers.
Those who are currently caregivers.
Those who will be caregivers, and those who will need a caregiver.”

― Rosalyn Carter

Produced at Three Brothers Theatre, April 2018

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